Wedding invitations and stationary are such an important design element that is often overlooked during the planning process. This is the first impression that your guests will get for your wedding so you want to make sure to wow them. While creating invitations, there are many things to take into consideration and this can seem overwhelming at first. Do not worry! We have broken down the experience of navigating your way to the perfect wedding invitation and what the most important elements you need to make this process as easy as possible!
1. Style and Shape of Invitations
Invitations come in a variety of styles to choose from. You can stick with the classic rectangle cardstock, or you can come up with something a bit more out of the box. Whatever style you choose, you want to make sure it fits in with the rest of your wedding. The more whimsical and out-of-the-box your wedding, the more fun you can have with the shape and style.
While it may seem obvious to use your wedding colors on your invitations, it is not always that simple. Not all colors work well on paper and invitations can look too crowded if all of your colors are incorporated. Start with the most neutral colors in your wedding palette and add accents of the bolder options.
As mentioned earlier, a classic cardstock is usually the way to go. If you want to add a more unique element, you can include some metallic foil on the invites. We have seen invitations made in many different materials, such as clear acrylic, but we have found that this is an unnecessary spend since they are very expensive and guests typically throw them away after the wedding. You are much better off using that money towards your décor or your favors.
4. What to Include
This is essentially the most black and white element of your invitation design. All of the questions you need to answer when making these decisions are quick and easy. Do you want to include an RSVP card or do you want guests to RSVP online? Do you want to include reception details on the invitation or have a separate RSVP card? These questions are easy to answer so this part of the process is relatively easy.
It is important to remember that even though there are many recommendations of how to create your wedding invitations, there are not any rules. The possibilities for your wedding invitations are endless and this is the time for you to have fun! Come up with a design that is exciting for you and gives your guests a small taste of how spectacular your wedding will be. Custom invitation designers are masters at what they do so they can turn any dream into a reality!